Was surprisingly warm throughout the night. I had every piece of dry clothing I could find on. Chatting with the group, we conclude it was in the mid 20's last night. The wind/storm passed some time before midnight. When I got out of the tent, I was presented one of the coolest views of the trip. What made it all the more special was what we had to go through to have that view. It made yesterday's hike totally worth it!
Today was downhill... The entire time. Steep downhill for the first 15 miles and then a gentle slope for the last 5. The trail was littered with breathtaking views. All enhanced by yesterday's snowfall.
Arrived at Ziggy's around 6:00pm and from that point on it was go go go. Signed in, got my resupply packages, sorted through the resupply packages, clean up, setup bed, take a breath, and figure out how to get to Big Bear Lake tomorrow.
There is another fire closure between miles 236 and 252 that does not have a hiking alternate. So I will be taking public transit to Big Bear Lake tomorrow. At some later point I will return and hike Mt San Jacinto and this section to truly complete the hike. This section is suppose to open up in a month or so for all the hikers starting early May.